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National Refugee Shabbat Interfaith Havdallah

With Mark Hetfield, President & CEO at HIAS
263 W 86th St
New York, NY 10024
United States

In the face of unprecedented attempts to close America’s doors to those seeking freedom from violence and persecution, this is a critical moment to give voice to our values as Jews and as Americans.

Over this Shabbat, the American Jewish community will dedicate sacred time and space to refugees and asylum seekers. Together, we will learn about the global refugee crisis, connect to the national Jewish movement for refugees, celebrate local acts of welcome and recommit to putting our values into action.

Several Churches in New York provide sanctuary to people facing immediate deportation. As part of Refugee Shabbat Upper West Side members of the Synagogue Coalition for the Refugee and Immigration Crisis are joining to host an Interfaith Havdallah. We’ll hear from SPSA Senior Pasker K Karpen about their work, join in song and hear from others about how we can support those in sanctuary in our own community.


Mark Hetfield
President & CEO at HIAS